Tag Archives: Assessment

School is just a game… let’s make it a better game. 12

The idea here is that games and school have more in common than does school and life. So perhaps, instead of finding ways of engaging students by turning to real life, we should be turning to game design. How is school like a game? Both School and Video games are highly repetitive environments where you […]

Personal Learning Environments 9

At CELC 2009 I was part of a panel of students that tried to answer the question: Personal Learning Environments. What do students think? The other students on the panel were Angeli and Zack. Cindy Underhill was the mastermind that brought us all together and did a superb job of directing things. So what did […]

Grading on a curve. Making students evil? 9

Image by Express Monorail (Hiatus) via Flickr While studying for my recent test in Artificial Intelligence, I used Quizlet (still an awesome service) to create a deck of flashcards in order to help memorize all of the terms. As I was about to post the link on the class discussion board so that others could […]

A problem with learning outcomes… and mayby curriculum in general 7

Image via Wikipedia Having clear learning goals in a course has been a great step forward for education.  In courses where this practise is used (and used well) students know exactly what they will be able to do if they successfully learn the material in the course. There is also a clearer view of what […]